The Daughters of The Republic of Texas
I am in the process of finishing my paperwork to become an official Daughter of the Republic of Texas. I have 3 ancestors who were here in Texas when it was a Republic or even before. Elizabeth Dedish, who died in Colorado County Texas is my ancestor as well as her son, Anton Menke Pieper. I am also in Valentine Hoch’s line, another Son of the Republic of Texas. I am in the Martin Wells, Round Rock, Texas Chapter of the DRT. I feel very fortunate that Karen Thompson, author, teacher and 43rd President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is in my chapter. She is a preservationist and historian supreme and absolutely passionate about Texas and Texas History! I don’t know how she keeps up the pace she does except that she may be just infused with the fire of Texans past!